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Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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1,086 Ratings
Blue Moon Belgian Pale AleBlue Moon Belgian Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NCSUdo on 05-26-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
1,086
pDev:
19.29%
Bros Score:
3.22
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,086 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of SpdKilz
3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a relatively clear orange color into my SA Perfect Pint. Thin white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell - Floral, slight fruit and malt. Nothing special.

Taste - Ehh...one of my least "favorites" from Blue Moon. Bitterness, floral, slight malt...not the best.

Mouthfeel - Lighter bodied, average carbonation.

Drinkability - Not really. Been sitting on this for a while because it is not the greatest thing. Oh well...

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Photo of Amalak
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Brown/copper color. Clear but some hazyness. Limited head and lace.

S. Quite hoppy scent.

T. Dull yet crisp taste. Has a kind of lager sourness to it. The hops don't jump out. Some nutty but nothing bold.

M. A balance, not much there though.

O. Forgettable.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
3.19/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaddDogg84
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of HalfFull
2.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 12 oz. twist off bottle opens with a light hint of carbonation and poured into a large wine glass. Pours a clear amber golden with a light cap of just off white foam. Retention is brief and an ever so soft carbonation drifts upward.

Caramel malts on the nose are prominent, with a light touch of spice and an equally light hint of Belgian yeast notes. Warms to offer a bit more yeast notes but offers a mostly roasted malt and citric hop character. A bit afield for the style.

More of the same in flavor with caramel and some orange flavors up front and some spice after that. Finishes a bit sweet yet offers a flash of roasted bitterness on the finish. Comes across as an English Pale in body and feel given the light carbonation.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of mpayne5
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Spikester
3.03/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the summer variety pack. Pours clear copper with one finger of white head. Some minor lacing. Smell is floral and citrus. Taste is sweet tangy malts , tart yeastiness, and minor citrus hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with perfect carbonation. Finishes medium dry. Good emulation of the style. Nice introduction to Belgian Pale Ale from an American perspective.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of valkyre65
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of GFD400
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Sellen
2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of LJWalker
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of generallee
3.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. A best before date is printed on the bottle.

Appearance: The body has a deep golden color with very good clarity. On top the head builds up a light fluffy layer of soapy foam before quickly fading down to a small ring on the top. It is just off white in color and its lacing is very slick and slides down the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a light sweetness of malt with a hint of citrus and a very slight spicy accent.

Taste/Mouth feel: The main body has an almost honey like sweetness with a slight hint of citrus, mild spices and a fruity melon like thing going on. There are some light hop notes as well that work nicely with the subtle spices. It finishes on the sweet side with a smooth, wet and mellow texture. Its carbonation is soft and its medium gives it an easy drinkability.

Notes: Overall it's fairly simple and safe. Its note a stand out but it slides down nicely.

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Photo of Giggy
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Phigg1102
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Rayek
3.22/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale Moon hits my tulip with a not particularly pale copper hue. A dense eggshell head falls quickly to a patchwork film. The beer leaves a bit of lace.

Sourdough Belgian yeast is the most prevalent feature. Toasted grain comes next. Bitterness is mild and a little citrusy. The beer thins out late. Its light body doesn't have the vigorous carbonation I expect from this style.

OK, but not fabulous. This is a very safe Belgian that doesn't take any chances.

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Photo of Cotton_27
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of randylangford
2/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of polopaul20
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Squire123
3.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drdiesel9483
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Blue Moon Belgian Pale Ale from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 1,086 ratings
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